Every year, in November, professional and amateur writers gather together for “thirty days and thirty nights of literary abandon!” The event is NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) and the rules are simple: write a novel of 50,000 words between November 1 and November 30.

Not to be outdone, the knitters have come up with their own version: NaKniSweMo (National Knit a Sweater Month). The rules are simple: knit a sweater of 50,000 stitches between November 1 and November 30.

Yes, we’re crazy. I fully admit that. But nothing like a little challenge in the midst of knitting Christmas gifts, winter gear, finishing old projects and starting new ones.

This year my challenge is the Victoria Buttoned Raglan.

When I saw this sweater about a year ago in a Webs catalog I knew I wanted to make it. And I had the perfect yarn: Madelinetosh Vintage in the Tart colorway. It’s a rich complex red and I could SEE it in my mind.

Well it’s November 10th today, 1/3 of the way through the month and I’m up to 16,858 stitches and I’m LOVING it. Want a preview?

More to come…


1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. pip
    Nov 10, 2010 @ 18:50:18

    … it’s going to be beautiful; I love the rich red colour 🙂


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